Note from Les
A lot of water has gone over the dam since our last newsletter. As most of you know, Iris underwent surgery on Labor Day for an intestinal obstruction and she had nearly totally recovered from that by October 3, when she went on her daily walk. She stepped down from the lawn to the driveway, slipped on some loose gravel, fell and broke her hip. More surgery, more hospital time, plus 10 days of rehab. So I have done more caregiving and more cooking in the last couple months than the previous 60 years put together. But she is recuperating quite well and hopefully will be 100% by years end.
A lot of folks are inquiring about future travel and seminars. At this time everything is on hold. We are not saying no but neither are we saying yes. We are waiting on the Lord for further instructions.
Again, not being trite, how we appreciate your cards, letters, and phone calls. We give credit for surviving everything to the prayers of the saints prevailing on our merciful God. Again, we want you who have lost loved ones to know our hearts go out to you. My constant word of comfort is according to l Thessalonians 4:13 -17 - the rapture-when we will all be reunited with our loved ones!
What in the World?
At the heart of Les Feldick Ministries there are two scriptures. II Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. and l Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. The reason you rarely see or hear either one is that most of Christendom knows nothing of rightly dividing because they get no further than the four Gospels and early Acts. But if we are to be true to the Scriptures, we must make distinctions. Did Adam and Eve enjoy the same fellowship with God after the fall as before it? Of course not. The curse fell and the tree was no longer part of the modus operendis of God.
After the call of Abraham, was everything still the same, or different? Different of course. From Genesis 12:1–3 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. God began to deal almost exclusively with the newly appearing nation of Israel. Unless you realize that distinction, you're in trouble. So far as understanding scripture, that concept is put clearly in focus in Exodus 11:7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel. Note the word "difference". Then in Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine. The whole approach to the human race is set in concrete. Why? Because God declares his sovereignty. And so it goes all the way up to Matthew 10:5&6 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Now a lot of people, including preachers, are puzzled by that. And they shouldn't be. To whom were all the promises and covenants of the Old Testament given? Israel! Gentiles had no part in those agreements. (See Eph. 2:11&12. Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands 12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world) So almost the very first concept of scripture that must be divided is dividing Israel from the rest of the world. And yet, God still had the Gentiles in his mind even though he was dealing primarily with Israel. That is evident in Isaiah 42:1&6 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. 6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles. But keep in mind that God already had the kingdom in view as the time when Israel would become the light of the Gentile world. But, Israel rejected the king and the kingdom! (At Christ's first advent)
As an interesting side note, remember all 12 of Jesus’ disciples were chosen and commissioned on Israeli territory. So why did God not strike Saul of Tarsus outside the gate of Jerusalem? Because Saul was to be the apostle of the Gentiles. (Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office) So God arranged Paul's journey to Damascus for the purpose of getting him called and commissioned on Gentile territory. What a God we serve! So now with Paul as God's chosen vessel to the Gentiles, rightly dividing really kicks in. We now must get our directions for this dispensation, not from Israel's instructions, but those dispensed by Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit. And that includes Paul’s Gospel of l Cor. 15:1 to 4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
Introducing Richard Roebke:
This ministry is the combined effort of so many people. Without the financial support and prayers of so very very many, the ministry would cease to exist and all of us here appreciate so very much the unseen participants in this endeavor to spread the gospel and teach the word. However, down through the years there have been those who have played a unique and significant role here at the ministry and we have tried to highlight them at various times in the newsletter. This time we would like to introduce you to Jenny and Richard Roebke, who reside at Indianapolis, Indiana. Without them, we would not be able to offer many of the “Special Products“ that we do because they are the ones who filmed and produced most of the seminar DVDs. Now here is Richard’s testimony:
For the last 15 years or so I have videotaped many of Les Feldick’s seminars. These are made available through Les Feldick Ministries. I know that they have brought many to a better knowledge of God’s Word. When it all started I was a heathen. Some people know the day and hour they were saved, but I don’t. Along the way, listening to Les teach, the Holy Spirit opened my heart to believe the Gospel and I was accepted in Christ. I know that I’m a sinner, that Christ is the Son of God, that Christ died for my sins, was buried and rose again the third day. (Corinthians 15:1-4) It all started in 1995, when my wife came home from work and told me “We’ve got to listen to this man.” My wife is a nurse and was doing home nursing.
She had to make sure that her patient at that time was at the TV at 11:00 AM to watch Les. We started to watch Les regularly. We told my wife’s daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Jim, and they also started to watch Les on TV. The first time we saw Les and Iris in person was in Anderson, Indiana where Les had a seminar in the basement of an old church. There were about 20 – 25 people at that seminar. Then, in 1996 we went to Israel with Les and Iris. Every evening we had Bible Study and it was quite an experience. Sometime after we returned from Israel, Jim bought a VHS video camcorder at a garage sale. The next couple of seminars we went to, Jim recorded them. I consolidated those recorded seminars to one tape and sent it to Les. This was the very start of making seminar tapes and DVD’s. One day Jim said, “Take the camcorder, it’s all yours.” So for a few more seminars I continued to record and make the videos using the garage sale camcorder. The camcorder picked up the sound from the P.A. system and also picked up any other sounds in the room. At this point I bought a digital camcorder and a wireless microphone system. With the demand for DVD’s, I duplicated DVD’s from VHS tapes. I now download directly from my digital camera to DVD. I have recorded seminars in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. There is nothing like traveling with Les and Iris. The peace that comes from the teaching of the Word and being with believers for days at a time is just more than you can imagine. There were a couple of events that I would like to mention. The second year at a camp in Wisconsin I did not tape. Retired Pastor Art Matychuk asked me why I hadn’t recorded the teaching. I said that it didn’t seem like anyone wanted the teaching, his response was, “They need it.” You would need to know Pastor Art to know how this hit me. From that time on I have taped whenever possible. The other event occurred last year at camp. Les came up to me when I was setting up the camera and asked “How can I quit?” The only way one would understand this question is to be at the camp. You need to have felt the atmosphere and see the people’s hunger for the Word of God. Les and I are at an age that neither of us will be able to continue for many more years. I hope that Les will be able to teach until the Rapture, I know Les would like to see you all in Heaven someday. Enjoy the tapes and DVD’s and come to the next Les Feldick Seminar.
We would like to say how important each and every phone call is to us. Thank you so much for your business! To ensure that we do not get further behind in processing mail and orders, occasionally, around the holidays, we must take time away from the phones to catch up. During these times there will be a message when you call, stating the time and date we will be open again. Thank you in advance for your patience!
It often amazes me that so many – even among believers – are so caught up in the things of this world that they are not ready to leave it – either by death or by the rapture. I have to think that believers who are totally content and happy in this sin filled world must not realize how absolutely glorious heaven is going to be. But there are also those who – for whatever reasons – think about Heaven continually. (I have to admit that I tend to be in the second group). However I do know that God intends for us to occupy for the time he leaves us here. We also know that he intends for us to be content in whatever state we find ourselves while we are here. Sometimes that is easier said than done! However, we know that Moses, Elijah, Jeremiah, and Jonah all found themselves in situations where they actually prayed to God to die and yet we know God had special jobs for each of them to accomplish. God heard their prayers but it was not meant for them to get their wish. Nevertheless, we know with all surety that God was with them and we can have the same assurance that he is with us. So we must encourage each other that, while we are here, we are to be content and be ready to be used of God, but in the meantime, grow in grace and knowledge.
Much can be gleaned from God's word as to prayer. The apostle Paul includes numerous prayers in his letters and it's interesting that he prays so much for others. When writing to believers, he tells them that he prays for their faith, encouragement, strength, open spiritual eyes, and peace. He prays they will become mature and stay close to God, have a knowledge of God, be pleasing to God, bear fruit, to know love and have hope. He prays they will grow spiritually so that others can be reached and God will be glorified. He prays that believers will pray for him and his safety so that he might reach others and bring glory to God. He also reminds the believers to be thankful and to make all of their requests be made known to God .If you're interested in looking up Paul's prayers, here are the references:
Romans 1: 9 -11; Romans 15:5,6,13,30,31; Eph 1:3-6,16-19; Phil 1:9-11; Col 1:3-5,9-12; Col 4:2-5; l Thes 3:9-13; l Thes 5:23; ll Thes 1:11,12; ll Cor 13:7-9; l Tim 2:1; Philemon 6
Thank You from Iris
I've never written in the newsletter before, but I could not let this one be sent without a big "THANK YOU" note for all your prayers, cards, gifts, letters, flowers, and concern for me as I've had over two months of "terrible". To recap, on the last night of seminars up north (August 26th), I was struck all night with nausea and abdominal pain. Upon arriving home, I immediately went to my doctor in Ft. Smith, Ar. After various tests, surgery was done to remove adhesions with a colon resection on September 2nd. Thirteen days later I was at home feeling pretty good and beginning to help Les, as he was our chief cook.
Perhaps I was feeling a little too good because as I was walking on our driveway for exercise... I slipped on the gravel and – boom -- down I went. We went back to Ft. Smith on October 4th to find I had broken my hip, and surgery was done on the 5th to pin it. The pain of the abdominal surgery paled comparatively. After three days in my hospital room, I was sent to rehab for ten days. After two weeks in the hospital, I was finally able to return home for Les to care for me, big time. Praise the Lord for him. As I am recovering, I am still receiving cards and prayers from all over, and I feel them (so does Les.) I cannot thank you all enough, but the Lord knows all about it and I shall praise Him continuously for being near me as I remind myself that it could be so much worse. Let us all continue to pray for one another.
Rapture Thoughts by Laura
There are a few who teach that we are already in the tribulation. According to Scripture, 1/4 of the world’s population will die off in the first three and half years. Considering the population is a little over 7 billion that means approximately 1,400,000 people will die per day. It’s an excellent argument in proving we are not in the tribulation yet. Interesting tidbit … The United States, with the cooperation of other nations in the "quartet” are declaring that they are going to "force" Israel into a peace treaty with the Palestinians before the end of 2014.
We just want to note a few important reminders. First, please remember to call or write to request a year-end donation receipt for tax purposes, if needed. Second, we have a Bible Study list for most of the 50 states. If you would like to receive a list or if you lead a Bible Study that uses our materials, or is dispensational and would like to be added to the list, contact the ministry. Finally, please designate on the memo line of your check or money order what you would like it to be used for. If it is a payment, please write the invoice number or clearly state that you are paying for items that have been received.
Many Blessings for a safe & happy 2014!
Madison/Lancaster, WI 2013 – Biblical Proof Debunking Replacement Theology (Note Lesson 1 has some audio problems). Approx. 8+ hours - $10
Osceola, WI 2013 - Discovery Conference A Glimpse of the Tribulation Approx. 4.5 hours- $10
If all goes well, by February 1st, we will have Book #33 available in Spanish. (We already have Q&A Book, as well as Books 20 and 21 in Spanish.)
Les Feldick Ministries
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